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Looking for a good 306 kit

Motor is out and has 110k, looking to supercharge and possibly spray so want a stronger bottom end. Any recommendations on a complete kit? Ive seen a couple kits but unsure whats included or what type of pistons are necessary for the future set up.

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if you are going to all the trouble why not stroke it....

http://www.propowerperf.com/index.ph..._id=11&sort=3a

306 = 5.0 +.030 overbore pistons.....

it is NOT a stroker.......
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if you are going to all the trouble why not stroke it....

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306 = 5.0 +.030 overbore pistons.....

it is NOT a stroker.......
I didnt say stroker kit I said kit, as in rebuild kit. Although Id like to go 331 I only have a gt40 kit, heard from many it wont flow right with a 331 so I was just going to rebuild the bottom end and bore it to be fresh and ready to be hit with some spray in the future.

My question is if I were to use the dss kit ( 289/302 Ford Engine rebuild kit ( press fit or Full Floating wrist pin) ) what options on that page should I choose? Or is there is a better kit anybody suggests.

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JMO that kit is a waste of money.....

If you are going for a basic rebuild.....

all you really need is new bearings, gaskets and rings....

if the block needs to have the bore cleaned cross that bridge when you come to it.....

4 cubic inches will give you little if any performance increase
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What if I rebuild to a 331 and after the winter switch from gt40p heads to something that flows better? Or would it not even run with the gt40 kit?

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What if I rebuild to a 331 and after the winter switch from gt40p heads to something that flows better? Or would it not even run with the gt40 kit?
as a short term thing you could use the gt40 top end....

but understand the engine will not perform to its full pontential until you upgrade
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as a short term thing you could use the gt40 top end....

but understand the engine will not perform to its full pontential until you upgrade
Alright, should I just get different heads when I replace them in the future or does the cobra manifold need to be replaced too?

Also, if I chose this kit ( Pro Power : The engine parts professionals : 331 BUDGET STROKER KIT-FLATTOP PISTONS [990-21331BFT] - $775.00 ) what bore size do you recommend?

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replace the intake too.....

just remember 302 parts make 302 power......

on the kit go with .030 pistons

4.030 would be the size for the pistons......
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Those heads and intake will choke it down. Get a set of AFr 185 heads and a holley or TFS intake with a custom or comp cam you wont recognize the beast you unleashed. :kooky:

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replace the intake too.....

just remember 302 parts make 302 power......

on the kit go with .030 pistons

4.030 would be the size for the pistons......
Sounds like a plan, maybe I could sell my rebuild gt40p heads with new gt40p headers for the same price as a good set of heads. Does anyone actually use the classifieds here? I would like to get it done as soon as possible.

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People still do use the classifieds, yes. I've got a DSS kit in there but no one has been serious about it.

But yes it's another resource you could use.

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People still do use the classifieds, yes. I've got a DSS kit in there but no one has been serious about it.

But yes it's another resource you could use.
Well I posted it up hopefully it sells quick I want to get this work done asap!

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I would but unfortunately the only cars around here are 4 banger rice burners... Are you insinuating that the classifieds here don't sell that easy?

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Are you insinuating that the classifieds here don't sell that easy?

Put it this way i wouldn't sit by the phone waiting for it to ring......
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